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Call me crazy

Call me crazy
« on: January 01, 2021, 06:34:42 PM »
Brand new to the forum!!! LOVE Weatherbys. I inherited my dadís Weatherby Eighty-Two shotgun and just lucked my way into an Ascadero,CA marked Mark V chambered in .300WBY and with a beautiful stock on it.

My crazy ideas are as follows: 1) change out the stock for a carbon fiber one from AGComposites
2) shorten the barrel to 20Ē and thread it for a brake. I listened to a Gunwerks Podcast and they discussed shorter barrels and I only shoot critters out to 500-600yds max anyway and being former military I prefer them shorter.
I guess my main question is about the barrel. Is it feasible to do with a factory barrel or should I just buy a BSF carbon fiber barrel and start from scratch

Re: Call me crazy
« Reply #1 on: January 01, 2021, 09:08:54 PM »
Welcome to the Nation. Personally Iíd shoot the 300 before doing anything and then leave it full length and add an accubrake. Itís only 2 inches. Nothing wrong with a wood stock and considering everything you want to do it probably would be cheaper to buy a new rifle with a shorter barrel.
Doug

Re: Call me crazy
« Reply #2 on: January 01, 2021, 09:20:41 PM »
If you want a shorter bbl in a .300 Wby, I'd suggest you get a Vanguard in .300 Wby and modify it.  That way you will have what you want while maintaining the value of an unmolested Mk V.

Re: Call me crazy
« Reply #3 on: January 02, 2021, 07:52:23 AM »
Welcome to the Nation. Personally Iíd shoot the 300 before doing anything and then leave it full length and add an accubrake. Itís only 2 inches. Nothing wrong with a wood stock and considering everything you want to do it probably would be cheaper to buy a new rifle with a shorter barrel.

The only real reason I wanted to change the stock out was because it is damn near an exact match to the wood on my Dadís shotgun, and I donít wanna mess it up out hunting. So, yeah. I am pretty sure I am just gonna keep that one around as a collector and find a different one to make a project